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Copy a Base Project

When you create a new project, you can use the Model Wizard to define the structure and contents. Alternatively, you can copy an existing template or base project which is already largely set up, containing company standards, tutorials, frameworks and any other common modeling structures. You can also copy an operational .EAP or .FEAP project file to a new file location under a new name to, for example:

  • Provide separate copies for individual team members
  • Create an evaluation or distribution version of the project

If you intend to use an existing project file as the template for a new project, it is important to use this method rather than simply copying the .EAP file using Windows Explorer. This process provides the option to reset all the unique identifiers for Packages and elements, so that your new project is truly unique - otherwise you create an exact copy of the original project.

Access Open the template project or existing operational project   then

File | Save Project As

Create a new project from a base project



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Target Project

Type the new project filename.

You can either type in the file path as well, or click on the Browse button and browse for the required file path.

If this is to be a shared project, store the file on a shared network resource such as a Network Server or Workgroup Server.

Source Project

Defaults to the path and name of the currently-open template or project.

Incorporate Model Templates

Reset New Project GUIDs

If the target project is to be a different project from the source (such as when you copy a base template), select this checkbox to replace all GUIDs from the base model with fresh GUIDs in the new model.

However, if the new project is to be a direct copy of the source, or based on a project that is under version control, we recommend that you deselect this checkbox to prevent duplication of Packages when the Get Latest facility is used.

Package Version Control Menu

Save As

Click on this button to save and open the new project.

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